LOCAL FOOD HUB ASSESSMENT ON-LINE BUYERS SURVEY At a regional gathering of over 80 local food stakeholders last November, participants made it clear that the lack of a centralized local food aggregation, storage and distribution facility was a critical limiting factor in the scaling up of local food production and marketing.
A steering committee comprised of local farmers, commercial and institutional purchasers of local food, area politicians and representatives of the health, agriculture and business sectors was formed to assess the feasibility of such an initiative in the Lanark and North Leeds area.
Your participation in this survey is key to making this assessment. It should take between 5 -10 minutes to complete. The information collected will be kept confidential and will only be presented publicly in an aggregate form. If you have any questions about this project or survey, please contact Cheryl Nash, ecoPerth/Lanark Local Flavour 613-268-2907, or email@example.com
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Definition of a Local Food Hub:
A Local Food Hub is a physical location where locally grown and produced products from multiple producers are aggregated, stored and redistributed to a variety of customers in the area. Hubs usually provide production coordination and collective marketing services to ensure consistent and extended product availability. Local Food Hubs consider both food producers and buyers valued business partners. Depending on the partners involved, there may be opportunities for the production of value added products.